Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Professor Ronnie Littlejohn has been contracted to write A History of Chinese Philosophy for the London publisher, I.B. Tauris. The work will be completed in late 2012 and will be the third book in Chinese philosophy he has written for Tauris, which distributes globally from offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Beijing and Melbourne.
He also is editing a book on Chinese Philosophers’ interpretations of Western thinkers to come out in early 2013 from State University of New York Press. All the essays in the collection are by ethnic Chinese philosophers and include pieces on the Chinese reception of Kant, Hegel, Darwin, Mill, Russell, Heidegger, Hume, Whitehead, Sartre, Nietzsche and James. Littlejohn is writing the introductory essay on the history of Chinese translation and commentary on Western philosophical works from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries.
In August, he taught a course in East Asian Religions and Philosophies at the USAF Special Operations School (AFSOC) for “top level” special operations operatives being deployed to the East Asian Theater.